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Veterans Day 2016 – a short look back

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There’s no school. The post office shuts down. Even the federal reserve takes a holiday on November 11th. Why? It’s a “holiday” to honor all service men and women: Veterans Day.   Many forget why the holiday exists. There are few WWI veterans who are still with us. The war that introduced trench warfare and was considered one of the ...

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A safety culture dedicated to getting workers home every night

Oil and gas workers know they work in one of the deadliest industries in the world. “The oil and gas field is risky. There’s a lot of hazards associated with that industry. You’ve got moving equipment, you’ve got gases, you’ve got different chemicals,” says Randon Williamson, the Environmental Health Safety Director at Windcreek offers turnkey solutions for the energy, municipal ...

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Minimizing the risk of bankruptcy with efficient oilfield water management

For many years the industry has discussed the importance of the Energy-Water Nexus. This term highlights the interconnection and critical nature of water in energy production and conversely the requirement of energy for water production. Professionals in the upstream energy sector live and work within this Nexus on a daily basis. Water is both the largest input and output within ...

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US applications for jobless aid dropped last week

US applications for jobless aid dropped last week

WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market remains healthy and insulated from the turmoil abroad in Europe and China. THE NUMBERS: Applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 277,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile 4-week average dipped 1,250 to 275,750. Over the past 12 months, the ...

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Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes

Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state commission that regulates Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce wastewater disposal volumes on Monday after at least a dozen earthquakes hit an area north of Oklahoma City in less than a week. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said it was implementing a plan that affects five wastewater injection wells ...

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Professor: Texas major hub for human trafficking

Several years ago, Sandra Spencer said she blithely assumed sex trafficking was something that occurred outside the United States. “Well, the scales fell from my eyes, so to speak, when I attended the Texas Conference for Women in 2002,” said Spencer, a professor and the director of the Women and Gender Studies program at University of North Texas. Spencer spoke ...

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Eddy County seeks more funds

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EDDY COUNTY — There’s no question that the oil and gas industry contributes a huge portion of New Mexico’s state budget. Thirty-five percent of the state’s general fund revenues can be attributed to the state’s oil and gas industry, according to a study by the New Mexico Tax Research Institute, partially sponsored by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. ...

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